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12: A Dons super-sub

17 June 2014

Andy Clarke's exploits recalled as part of kit launch countdown

The club’s new Admiral kits will be launched on Sunday, 29 June and our countdown continues by remembering the first ever Wimbledon substitute – and a Dons striker who earned the tag of “super-sub."

12 – Something in reserve

Substitutes were not introduced until the start of the 1966/67 season, but initially only for injuries and not for tactical reasons. So it was a full 10 games into Wimbledon’s Southern League Premier Division campaign that Barry Cordjohn wrote himself into the Dons record books by becoming Wimbledon’s first ever substitute to make an appearance. Barry replaced Stuart Davies in the second- half of a goal-less away game at Cheltenham Town. In later years, Andy Clarke (pictured) would become the club’s very own specialist ‘super-sub’, making 70 Premier League appearances from the bench to unleash his pace on tiring defenders.

 .Your AFC WimbledonIn association with Admiral Sportswear Limited, supporters will be able to see the club’s new home, away and third kits, along with training wear, for the first time, on 29 June, at Centre Court Shopping Centre. To view our previous announcement about this, click on 

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